Wednesday, October 8, 2014: Hon. Aidan Cronin, Consul General of Ireland to the Midwest

The Shaping of Ireland's Foreign Policy

The Honorable Aidan Cronin, Consul General of Ireland to the Midwest, will share his insights on the nation’s foreign policy priorities, including the Ireland-US relationship, from both a political and an economic perspective.

Aidan Cronin took up duty as the Consul-General of Ireland in Chicago in 2011.  He worked as Private Secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and as Head of the Minister’s Private Office from May 2009 to April 2011.  Subsequently, he was a member of the team that organized the visit of President Barack Obama to Ireland in May 2011, with lead responsibility for the President’s visit to his ancestral home in Moneygall, County Offaly.  From 2005 to 2008,  Hon. Cronin served as Deputy Head of Mission in the Irish Embassy in Canberra and from 2003-2005 as Deputy Head of Mission in the Irish Embassy in Tehran. He also worked in the Irish Embassy in Beijing from 1998-2001 and, in the course of his career at the Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin, has worked on EU, Legal, UN and Irish Abroad issues.  Before joining The Department of Foreign Affairs, he qualified and worked as a lawyer, having graduated from University College Cork as a Bachelor of Civil Laws.

 Date and Location

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Sheraton Clayton Plaza Hotel
Fleur de Lys Room
7730 Bonhomme Ave, Clayton, MO 63105

 Schedule

6:00 - 7:00 PM
Registration and Reception
Cash Bar
Complimentary Soda
Heavy Hors D'oeuvres
7:30 - 8:30 PM
Speaker's Remarks followed by Q&A

 Registration Info

Cost: $40.00 per person or $350 for table of 8

Contact: 314-727-9988 or email Robert Fischer at rfischer@wac-stl.org